Free Press Journal
  • FDI decision: ‘Make in India’ gets another boost

    What was happening, not happening for the last three years has finally happened and the Narendra Modi Government announced its decision to allow 100 per cent Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in single brand outlets. Going by the recent mood of the government, it was vivid that the new wave move in the direction of liberalisation…

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  • Bhim-Koregaon Violence: Maharashtra travels backwards to 1818

    Though the fire of community divides and hatred that had erupted in Maharashtra on the onset of the new year has by now been extinguished, what happened in the state on the issue of the 200th anniversary of the historic Bhima-Koregaon battle between the forces of the then East India Company and the Peshwas way…

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  • Mumbai: Maximum atrocities in ‘Minimum’ City

    Even as the entire world including India is celebrating and enjoying the emergence of the new year – 2018, my heart goes for the families who lost their near ones and dear ones in the midnight inferno that took lives of as many as 15 people in a span of two hours and left the…

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  • Gujarat: A tough nut to crack

    RAHUL will have to create such a system where local leaders are encouraged and empowered to take their own political decisions without making weekly trips to Delhi for the nod of the party high command. When I wrote my last article last Monday, the elections results of Gujarat Assembly had just arrived and it had…

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  • Gujarat: BJP won! BJP lost!

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has finally romp home in Gujarat, though with a thin margin. Should we describe it as the victory of the BJP or is it a successful survival attempt of the party? Though, the Congress failed to wrest power from the BJP, it really made the situation tense for its chief…

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  • Mani Shankar Aiyar dumped; Rahul Gandhi scores

    Even as the first phase of voting of the most crucial Gujarat State Assembly is already over and the second phase is due within next couple of days, Rahul Gandhi showed who the boss of the Congress Party is. Even before taking over the reins of the party officially, Rahul reacted decisively in what can…

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  • Alternate narrative is still missing

    AS the Gujarat elections are at the door-step to be followed by similar exercises in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh next year, the opposition must realise that whatever it is offering to the people as an alternate narrative has no selling points, apparently. Even as the electioneering for the Gujarat State Assembly has gone into…

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  • Congress presidency: Too big a shoe

    What has been in the offing for the last three years, is now about to happen and if things happen as per the desired schedule, Rahul Gandhi would take over the Congress from mother Sonia Gandhi by the middle of the next month. Now that the decks are cleared for Rahul’s elevation from ‘Vice President’…

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  • Modi and Shah vs. Sinha and Sinha

    As election time approaches, predictions and counter-predictions, allegations and their clarifications, claims and their counter claims fly high and free. Whether it makes any impact on the electorate and in turn the voting pattern is another matter of research. However, certain people and issues do crop up like mushroom before every election. Now that elections…

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  • British politics: The fallout of Priti Patel’s fall

    It is learnt that the US President, Donald Trump, is also not very happy with Theresa May. In this situation, it would be interesting to watch May’s next steps to retain her  power and ensure better foothold for the Tories in Britain. “Events were cowards: they did not occur singly, but instead they would run…

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  • Is Maha going for political realignment?

    Shiv Sena party Chief Uddhav Thackeray, along with his son Aditya called on West Bengal Chief Minister and supremo of Trinamool Congress Mamata Banerjee in a five-star hotel in Mumbai. It was supposed to be a ‘courtesy call’. Those who know the Thackerays also know that their practice is to make the guest call at…

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  • Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: War of nerves, battle lines drawn!

    Battle-lines are drawn.., soldiers are up in arms.., bugles are repeatedly blown loudly…, and war slogans rose forcefully..! This is not the description of war-torn border areas but of the State of Gujarat, that would be facing elections for its State Assembly in December this year. It would be a bitter war between Prime Minister…

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